Christopher Chen wrote:
> Hi there--
> I just got a new machine with the Broadcom 5709 iSCSI offload enabled.
> I thought I'd try it out.
> Because the machine was a dell, I used the provided dkms packages for
> bnx2i version 1.2.14--this is on kernel 2.6.18-128.7.1.el5xen.
> I wasn't expecting any miracles, but write speed looks to be about
> half full software initiator speed, and read speeds are below 1MB/sec.
> With the software initiator I was seeing near wire speeds, 111MB/sec
> write, 90MB/sec reads...
> Anyone else have similar experiences with the Broadcom offload engine?

I forgot about this thread. I have not seen this before. I have not used 
the dkms bnx2i driver before though. Cent OS 5.4 has a native bnx2i 
driver and the iscsi-initiator-utils tools that come with 5.4 support 
bnx2i. Try them out.

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